Archive for April, 2013

I always have the best intentions. I have a list, lots of them, and I plan to blog about projects and post pics. Unfortunately, I’m a slacker.

I fail to estimate the right amount of time each project will take me, and when it’s not completed when I thought, I don’t post about my progress. I guess I’m trying to hide my slacker tendencies. I don’t particularly like to fail and I most certainly do not like others to know about such failures!

So I decided to myself out there to all of you. I AM A SLACKER! I FAIL! ALOT!

Is it a reason to give up, NO.

My resolutions for 2013 have all come up short. I keep working towards them, but I really haven’t made much progress with any of them. I made it all of 3 weeks before I picked up smoking again. I have lost zero pounds and truthfully, I think I might have gained a few.

I did get the loft beds built for the boys and their rooms cleaned up. It is a struggle to have them keep them clean but I continue reminding them of the importance. I did take pics but they are still on the camera.

Their bedrooms puked everything they didn’t want back in their rooms into my living room, so it is now storage central. Packed to the brim with boxes, books and movies. I look at it everyday, stare at it really and think…where am I supposed to start?

And now the weather is finally breaking and I don’t even want to be in the house. The projects outside are calling me and I feel guilty leaving behind a beaten, battered and dirty house.

It’s a constant struggle to keep up with the laundry, the dishes, the vacuuming all while working full time (not that this is news). I add all of these projects to my lists knowing there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. And then I realize that there is, that I am simply a slacker. And that a pity party is not going to get it done either. I scatter my time, a little on this project, a little on that one. Hoping that one day, they will be completed. I think about this while I sit in the chair, looking at my home, T.V blaring some show I’m not even interested in watching.

The truth is………..I’m a slacker.

But today, today it changes!

It’s okay to be a slacker, don’t feel bad about it. I don’t. But I want to be a better me, so I am making chages, taking steps and moving forward!

I’m trying to keep you all updated on my progress. The boy’s beds arrived Tuesday afternoon, assembly required. There is just not enough time after I get home and before their bedtime to build them. It will have to wait until this Friday. Of course, my husband injured his shoulder yesterday, so I will need to call in a favor or two from an adoptive husband for a day to do the heavy lifting. I’m pretty self sufficient when it comes to building (I can and do read the directions) so I can handle the rest.

We had a couple of nice days and I was able to air out the house a little, got the itch to work in the yard but held off because of the frost at night. The “inside” projects were stalled out due to my lack of get up and go. I am so over the inside of my house right now.

I guess the crazy witch Mother Nature has a different plan for me. She apparently wants me to complete the inside projects. 😦

It is once again cold and damp in my world and there is snow (insert ugly face here) in the forecast again. This will be a working weekend……again. Will winter ever end?????

To-do’s

1. Build 2 loft beds
2. Clean Sanitize the boy’s bathroom
3. Clean, organize and dust the living room.
4. Shampoo carpets – Apparently thunderstorms are causing a great deal of stress to Mr. Poopsalot. He may need to start doggie xanex or something. This is ridiculous!
5. Pray for sunshine!

Oh….and of course update my blog!

Bonus information: Try this recipe I found on Momswhothink.com. It was delicious! And the kids loved it too!

Blue Ribbon Pork Chops
Ingredients:

2 eggs
¼ cup mustard
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
8 pork chops
seasoned salt

Directions:

1. In a small mixing bowl, beat together eggs and mustard.

2. In a separate small mixing bowl, dissolve brown sugar and vinegar; add to egg mixture.

3. Brush both sides pork chops with brown sugar mixture and place into a greased 13×9 baking dish. ****This confused me because you cook it in a skillet on top of the stove, you do not bake it*****

4. Sprinkle with seasoned salt; grill 10 minutes on each side or until juices run clear when pierced with a fork (baste at least once more during grilling time). Serve with baked beans. Makes 6 servings.

First, I would like to apologize for not blogging sooner. I think my life took on a life of its own and moved out.

I have been all over the place lately. Working a little on this project and a little on that one, but not completing any. It’s become very stressful for me. I am usually NOT that type of person. I usually plan ahead so far that I could tell you what I will be doing in 5 years. But sometimes things get sprung on us and we have to ride the wave to the shore.

Photo credit: wallpapersfor.net

Photo credit: wallpapersfor.net

After much deliberation, the fort bed planned for the munchkin man was vetoed. Since his claim against his room to get it repainted was that it was too dark, we decided that enclosing his bed would only compound the problem. We also decided, after much research, that building loft beds would not be cost effective and would take a considerable amount of time (which we are low on), so 2 loft beds were ordered and should be in this week. One for each of the boys.

Photo credit: Walmart

Photo credit: Walmart

I will be glad to have that surprise project off my plate.

Another surprise project was the dining room table. My chairs have not been in “good” condition for some time. Out of 6 chairs, we were down to 3½ out of pure necessity. After a painful injury to my butt, I put my foot down and we let go of some money for replacements.

Did you know that it is more expensive to purchase chairs than it is to buy a whole set? It’s like they throw in the table for free! So we got a whole new set.

Photo credit: value City Furniture

Photo credit: value City Furniture

I really love it! The kids can’t rock back on the legs of a bench!

So those are my waves, lots of unfinished projects!
What has you stalled out lately?